Online Helper Guides for Students and Parents
GCPS Back to School Hub
Using a Mobile Device
You will have to go into settings to add your GCPS student gmail account. Directions are linked above
Please remember to update to the highest Chrome Browser. and update your device.
Download these apps: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Slides, and Google Docs
*you may need to download other apps depending on your assignments.
Can't get to your Google Classroom
If you can't get into Google Classroom please add a new user in Chrome or go in as a GUEST.
Your child's email for their user name is: firstname.lastname(last 4 digits)@g.gcpsk12.org
Username: ex. email@example.com
Password is your student's lunch number.
How to join a Google Classroom
How to get to the eCLASS Portal
How to answer in a discussion or add video notes
- If your child is using a phone, tablet, iPad and needs to work on a Google Slide, please make sure you download the Google Slide, Google Drive, Google Meet, Google Doc, the Google Classroom App, ZOOM and any others specified by your classroom teacher.
- Please remember to update you devices to the lastest version of Chrome.
If you still have any questions please contact your child's teacher/s: STAFF DIRECTORY
RESOURCE FOR FREE COMPUTERS FOR K-12 STUDENTS
PCs for People
PCs for People is a national, nonprofit organization that has provided over 174,000 individuals with PCs by recycling donated computers. To be eligible for this program, you must be 200 percent below the poverty line or enrolled in an assistance program. While you can get a computer online, you will be required to provide a photo ID and eligibility document dated within last six months.
Computers With Causes
A gifting program run through donations, Computers with Causes offers free computers to families that meet their eligibility requirements. This organization offers tablets, computers, laptops, etc. This is a need-based program which requires you to complete a contact form and describe your need. While the program doesn't list a specific income requirement, it does state it caters to those who are truly in need and computer gifts are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The On It Foundation
Catering to K-12 students and family, The On It Foundation provides donated computers at-risk youth and families in need. To qualify for a free computer, you must be a K-12 student in a public school and be on the free or reduced lunch program. In order to apply for the program, parents must submit a letter of request. This letter must explain their specific need and how the computer could benefit the child.
Komputers 4 R Kids
Located in Southern California, Komputers 4 R Kids provides refurbished computers for no and low cost to students and family with lower incomes. Qualifying students will receive a desktop computer bundle with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and PC. To qualify for the program, you must complete an application with information on income, disabilities, children in the home, and other hardships your children might be facing.
In addition to offering services like gift vehicles and disabilities assistance, With Causes offers reused and recycled computers for at-risk youth and families. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis and you must prove your hardships and need. To apply for a free computer, you need to complete an online form.